Pūrākaunui

Name: Pūrākaunui

Location: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

Created by: Chris Pole

Sponsor: Ainger Tomlin

Design Inspiration

Chris Pole’s design is based on a photograph he took early one morning at Pūrākaunui Bay in the Catlins region, where he had the fortune of sharing the water during a surf with a hoiho. The artist has hand-painted his design onto the sculpture’s surface.

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